Report of our first evening lecture of the 2017/18 winter season.

Held at Parkstone Yacht Club, a large turn-out of members and friends heard Howard Nichols tell the Story of Poole Pottery.
Founded in 1873, when Jesse Carter purchased a local pottery company, which he changed to “Carter and Co”. Near the end of the 19th. Century, Owen Carter, Jesse’s son, created ornamental and table ware until the outbreak of the Great War in 1914.

Although the early owners of the Pottery never made any money from it, the pottery, using locally sourced clay, survived and the Carter family, with the help of the Stablers and the Adams created “Carter Stabler Adams” in 1921 and continued producing “Art Deco” pottery.

Through the 1920s, 30s up until the end of the Century, its famous ”Poole Pottery” was well known in many parts of the world. Howard Nichols told us that much of the production has become very collectable since the demise of the pottery in Poole, particularly Delphis and Aegean ware. He was able to answer many questions after the lecture and value some of the pieces brought by members. A most enjoyable and memorable evening.

PGHB 3 October 2017.

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